Movie acting is about covering the machinery. Stage acting is about exposing the machinery. In cinema, you should think the actor is playing himself, if he's that good. It looks very easy. It should. But it's not, I assure you.
Stage acting is for me the basic form of acting. If you make films all the time, you have so few possibilities to rehearse. And it's important to rehearse, because it gives you the possibility to try things which are not good!
All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.
One man in his time plays many parts.
Without wonder and insight, acting is just a trade. With it, it becomes creation.
All the world's a stage, and all the men and women mearly players.
There's no doubt that I owe a lot to my training of stage acting.
The foundation for film acting is stage acting.
I would rather do many small roles on TV, stage or film than one blockbuster that made me rich but had no acting.
In life, as on the stage, it's not who I am but what I do that's the measure of my worth and the secret of my success. All the rest is showiness, arrogance and conceit.
I studied movies for many years, but I am professionally an actor because I, my background is actually a stage actor and acting.
Full of wise saws and modern instances.
If you get a chance to act in a room that somebody else has paid rent for, then you're given a free chance to practice your craft.
When you stand on the stage you must have a sense that you are addressing the whole world, and that what you say is so important the whole world must listen.
A true priest is aware of the presence of the altar during every moment that he is conducting a service. It is exactly the same way that a true artist should react to the stage all the time he is in the theater. An actor who is incapable of this feeling will never be a true artist.
I can do everything with ease on the stage, whereas in real life I feel too big and clumsy. So I didn't choose acting. It chose me.
My first love is acting on stage. A sitcom is a hybrid of stage and film.
Why, except as a means of livelihood, a man should desire to act on the stage when he has the whole world to act in, is not clear to me.
Last scene of all that ends this strange, eventful history, is second childishness and mere oblivion. I am sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.
Acting is a sport. On stage you must be ready to move like a tennis player on his toes. Your concentration must be keen, your reflexes sharp; your body and mind are in top gear, the chase is on. Acting is energy. In the theatre people pay to see energy.
A man who strains himself on the stage is bound, if he is any good, to strain all the people sitting in the stalls.
My wife says that stage acting is like being on a tightrope with no net, and being in the movies, there is a net - because you stop and go over it again. It's very technical and mechanical. On stage you're on your own.
I feel like my home is stage acting.
I reenact everything. I love to paint a picture for my audience. I'm a lot like Richard Pryor in that aspect. I do a lot of acting on stage, acting out and visualizing stuff. I love to do that. I'm into it so much, it just comes out of me.
Acting is ephemeral. You can't hang it on a wall. You can't throw it off. And you can't bring it out of a closet. It's there one night and it's gone the next, at least with stage acting anyhow.
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